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A guardian is someone who is chosen, either by a court or by being named in a legal document to make decisions for someone who cannot make decisions for him or herself. Guardians may be appointed over minors or adults. The types of decisions a guardian might make include: giving consent to medical care & treatment, arranging for education and educational decisions, managing finances, and arranging for necessities.
Guardianship requires that someone act on behalf of another during the period of time when the individual is incapable of acting for him or herself; or when a person is incapacitated and cannot make decisions for him or herself because of a mental or physical disability, disease, or an addiction to alcohol/drugs.